Stars who spread good influence by donating “organs” instead of money 

Here are celebrities who pledge to donate their organs as a way to share love.

Many stars exert good influence by doing volunteer work. However, it is not easy for modern people who are busy to do it frequently. Therefore, instead of donating money, they pledge to donate organs.

First-generation idol ‘god’, who became honorary ambassador for cornea donation

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god members appeared on the entertainment program “Exclamation Mark” in 2004 with the aim of helping the blind. god, which was the most famous group at that time, impressed the public by encouraging raise awareness for the cornea donation movement.

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Together with MC Kim Je Dong, god pledged to donate their corneas after death, and literally exerted good influence by increasing the number of cornea donors more than 10 times within 6 months after the broadcast. They were appointed as honorary ambassadors for the Year of Cornea Donation in 2005.

Actress Kim Ji Soo, ambassador for marrow donation bank

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Kim Ji Soo has been an honorary ambassador for the marrow donation bank since 2017. Earlier than that,  in 2011, she donated her bone marrow to a high school boy whose genes match hers. 

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However, in Korea, the law prohibits organ donors from interacting with transplanted patients. Kim Ji Soo told this meaningful story last year. Knowing the friend who received her bone marrow 11 years ago was going to marry his girlfriend, Kim Ji Soo shared, “Thank you for letting me see such a miracle in life.”

TWICE Mina, who pledged to donate organ on the 800th day of her debut

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Mina, a Japanese member of JYP’s girl group TWICE that debuted in 2015, revealed in December 2017 that she had registered for organ donation to mark the 800th day of her debut and celebrate the end of that year.

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Mina, who got to know about organ donation for the first time when she was in high school, decided to spread her good influence to let people know about that system, which is a small thing but can help lots of people. Mina showed her organ donation certification to prove that foreigners can also join the program as long as they authenticate it themselves. 

(G)I-DLE Jeon Soyeon, who has an organ donor tattoo

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Last year, Jeon So Yeon, the leader of (G)I-DLE, posted a photo of herself with an electrocardiogram-shaped tattoo on her personal Instagram account. This tattoo shape is known to symbolize the promise of organ donation.

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The female idol later said on a live broadcast that she applied for organ donation after learning that an average of 5 people die each day due to not receiving organ donation. She also revealed that she got the tattoo since it’d be a difficult topic to put into a song.

Celebrities willing to work hard for families of organ donors

In addition, a number of stars such as Park Jin Joo, Bong Tae Gyu, and Young Jae of GOT7 have publicly announced that they have pledged to donate organs. Actress Choi Ji Woo has also been a public ambassador for Love Organ Donation Movement Headquarters in the past 20 years. With such gestures, they are in the forefront for organ donation publicity.

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Moreover, the Love Organ Donation Movement Headquarters designated May 14th as “Rose Day” to honor the families of organ donors and carried out the “I ROSE YOU” campaign for about a month to express gratitude and respect through SNS. Actors and artists such as Jang Hyuk, Kim Sung Ryung, Jo Kwon, Hwang Bo Ra, Kim Hye Yoon, and Park Eun Hye (IVY) participated in this meaningful event.

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Organ and human tissue donation are extremely meaningful gestures that can save a lot of lives. Therefore, the public always shows admiration towards everyone who pledges to take such action as well as the families or donors.

Source: Daum

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